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E. T. A. Hoffmann

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann was a German Romantic author of fantasy and Gothic horror, a jurist, composer, music critic and artist. His stories form the basis of Jacques Offenbach's opera The Tales of Hoffmann, in which Hoffmann appears as the hero. He is also the author of the novella The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, on which Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker is based. The ballet Coppélia is based on two other... Read More

BornErnst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
24 January 1776
Königsberg, East Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia
(present-day Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia)
Died25 June 1822 (aged 46)
Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia, German Confederation
OccupationJurist, author, composer, music critic, artist
NationalityPrussian

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